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CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 4:00am EST
as congress and the white house try to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. house speaker john boehner is telling republicans that talks to run through the holidays and not to make any christmas plans. 75% of americans would accept raising taxes on the wealthy as president obama is demanding. if the u.s. does go over the fiscal cliff, more would blame republicans than the president, although 56% say they would equally apportion the blame. >>> let's take a quick look at what's on the agenda for the u.s. jobly claims are expected to show a small gain. retail sales and prices. the core scloeding autos slightly lower on the month. producer prices are seen falling .5%. for the core there, inching up when you exclude food and energy. at 10:00 a.m., we include business inventories. plenty to keep investors butsy today. and the results of italy's latest debt auction are due next. just how confident are investors? we'll find out when we come back. and we can save you 10% on ground shipping over the ups store. look this isn't my first christmas. these deals all sgreaat t. but later... [ shirt ]
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
at krchl@cnbcwex or dire e me @rosswestgate. and we look at the continuing fiscal cliff discussions of course. after several days of public proceed announcements and posturing, budget talks have privately resumed before john boehner and the white house. the "wall street journal" says this breaks a new week long silence as that deadline looms. president obama and boehner spoke by phone on wednesday. they promised to renew the negotiations. several top executives have also weighed in on thursday. >> there's been some movement. everybody realizes there has to be a revenue component, spend component, entitlement reform component. >> patrick, where does it hang on now for you? clearly the president last decided there has to be tax rises for the wealthy. if the democratic side can come up with entitlement cuts, maybe we get a deal. >> i think this is pure political theater. this is a situation that was created 18 months ago in order for the politicians to get by the election. now they've done so. we still confront the same fiscal unsustainability here in the united states that's been evident to everybody for the the past five, six years. what we all recognize is we need more revenue, we needless spending, it's really a
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am EST
republicans over the fiscal cliff are grinding to a hold. house speaker john boehner dealing with division in the gop's ranks to his budget plan. we've got a shanghai surprise. china's mainland markets up over nearly 3% after beijing's new leaders called for economic stability and new business growth. and it looks like more austerity for britain. george osborne getting ready to release his autumn statement. >>> nokia shares a little bit high today. they are teaming up with china mobile, giving access to the world's biggest mobile phone markets. >>> if you just got up, very warm welcome to the start of your global trading day. stocks are on the front foot this morning. this is where we stand with u.s. futures. currently called up around about 30 points higher. the dow down, what, 13 points? the nasdaq called up just under 40 points. the s&p 500 at the moment is called up just over three points. it was down two points yesterday. european stocks doing a little built better. they were as flat as a pancake, as i've been saying. as flat as my pancakes. we have just come down from higher
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00am EST
from global assets. >> so, too, is the fiscal cliff. on that note, president obama and house speaker john boehner met sunday to discuss issues surrounding the fiscal cliff. it's the first time just the two of them have met since the election. spokespersons wouldn't release details of their information but say the lines of communication remain open. president obama heads to detroit to visit a daimler plant. >>> several republicans are now saying conservative lawmakers have no choice but to give in to the white house demands to raise tax breaks on the wealthy if they want to achieve their main goal of entitlement reform. >> there are a growing group of thugs looking at this and realizing we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issues before year-end. >> will i accept the tax increase as part of a deal to solve our problems? yes. >> senate republicans are facing opposition to their tax concessions in the house and democrats haven't been too receptive to their idea owes entitlement reforms. for more on this, jens is still with us. we've got, what, two working weeks until the end of the
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am EST
rally we saw yesterday. >>> this is today's fiscal cliff update. u.s. budget talks have intensified. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone tuesday. after exchanging new proposals, aides confirm the president gave boehner a revised offer on behind, reducing his demand for new tax revenue from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion over ten years. boehner responded with a plan that largely sticks to his original offer a week ago. reports suggest the white house has told republicans it would include an overhaul of corporate taxes in any budget deal. which it hasn't done before. in an interview with abc news, the president says he still expects a deal before the end of the year. >> i remain optimistic that there are enough people of goodwill in this town that recognize our economy will be much better off, american families will be much better off, f we get this done. the most important thing we can do is make sure that middle-class taxes do not go up on january 1, and i'm confident that republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals. >> and you can see pres
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am EST
concern over departure of italian prime minister mario monti. >>> and the fiscal cliff is getting plenty of attention. head over to cnbc.com for the latest. >>> now, berlusconi and monti are exchanging verbal blows ahead of a caustic election campaign in italy. the controversial businessman and global prime minister has accused the prime minister of pursuing german-centric policies that have pushed italy into recession. monti reiterated the need for italy to continue economic reforms. >> it's interesting, we saw yields trying to edge a bit higher opinion let's recap where we are. kick off with italy. the close yesterday for the ten-year was 4.8. the close to the two-year yesterday on italy, 2.29%. below that at 2.25%. we had a spanish auction today. they raised nearly $379 billion. yields in that auction lower than they were in japan, as well. we closed on the ten-year at 5.54, below that at 5.51%. italy closed at 2.256%. spain on the two-year closed at 3.09%. >>> talks on the cliff seem to be advancing as the top republicans say the gop is ready to negotiate. berlusconi steps up
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
that a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff could be reached quickly if republicans drop their opposition to raising tax rates on the wealthy. and in an interview on cnbc, timothy geithner says the gop is making a little bit of practice, but the white house is absolutely ready to go over the cliff if tax rates on the top 2% don't rise. >> our obligation is first do no harl. we need to lift that threat over the economy. and now as part of that, we'd like to put in place as i said a carefully designed mix of reforms to put our fiscal balance in the path of sustainability. as long as there is recognition by the other side that those rates will go up, we think we can reach an agreement on the set of reforms as i said that will be good for the economy. >> republicans were quick to hit back. orrin hatch called them stunning and irresponsible, but there may be more cracks in the ranks. "washington post" reports some moderate and conservative republicans are calling on boehner to concede on taxes now while he still has leverage to ask for something in return likely sbiltsment reforms. larry hathaway
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